Kills Babies, Injures Women The Supreme Court is allowing continued sales of the dangerous abortion pill that kills babies and has killed and injured women. The vote was 7-2, with Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissenting. The nation’s highest court ruled [April 21] in an unsigned order that the abortion drug mifepristone can continue… Read More Supreme Court Allows Continued Sales of Abortion Pill
Jesus Christ Shows That Suffering and Peace are not Opposites. We have all been brought up in a culture—which is increasingly becoming a global culture—which says that through some uncanny stroke of good (?) “luck ” or “chance” we have been born into theworld; we exist; so now we have to squeeze every last pleasure… Read More The Cross: “Breaking With Sin.” 1 Pet. 4.
Homily of Benedict XVI, Palm Sunday, 2006. To understand what occurred on Palm Sunday and to know what it meant not only for that time but for all times, a detail is important, which became for his disciples the key to understand that event when, after Easter, they recalled those tumultuous days with a new… Read More “The Cross Is the Tree of Life” – Benedict XVI
“Dickens must have known it would have worked on the consciences of the Parliamentarians too, as it did!” At least for a time. “By advocating that population should be controlled voluntarily through birth control, abstinence, or delayed marriage – or involuntarily, and through the scourges “of war, famine, and disease,” [Thomas] Malthus was derided by his peers… Read More Scrooge and Thomas Malthus
The other side of the Eucharist is friendship. It often happens that week after week, year after year, Christians sit and kneel next to practical strangers in church on Sundays. They leave Mass as they entered, nodding and saying hello to people they do not ever really come to know. And in our time it… Read More The Deep Truths in Fritz Eichenberg’s ‘The Lord’s Supper’
“Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of many will grow cold” — Matthew 24:12. “As the number of people experiencing homelessness increases across the country, more cities and states have passed laws making it illegal to live out of tents and cars or sleep in public spaces. More than 100 jurisdictions have had such bans on… Read More More Cities and States Make Homelessness a Crime
Amy Welborn. When Andre Dubus passed away in his Haverhill, Massachusetts home February 25,  obituaries noted the loss of one of America’s finest writers of the short story and certainly one of the most interesting and inspiring figures on the contemporary literary scene. What the secular newspapers failed to emphasize, however, was Dubus’ faith… Read More Andre Dubus 1936-1999
By Pieter Vree | New Oxford Review. We all must beg God’s mercy. It was a Thursday afternoon. I was working from home and had just finished a coffee break with my wife when one of the neighbors called through my front screen door, “Come quickly. There’s been an emergency.” I rushed to her house,… Read More Death Doesn’t Discriminate
In one of Saint Therese of Lisieux’s favorite books, End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life, the author, Fr. Charles Arminjon (1824-1885) writes among many important things on the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. And he draws a most important moral Gospel lesson: “There are circumstances when even… Read More Even the Wicked Are Rewarded In This Life.
Good Fences, Shared Bounty Can it ever be wise to separate compassion, reasonable limits and common sense? If you have seen the movie Syriana you will have gotten a glimpse of the fears, greed and fanaticism which, often enough, make many peoples both in the West and the Middle East more than a little uneasy of… Read More Immigration, Birds of a Feather and Trojan Horses